Breaking News: San Diego, CA: Person with a knife was fatally shot by base personnel at Gate 5 Checkpoint to United States Marine Corps’ Recruit Depot.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Sources: United States Marine Corps’ Recruit Depot and San Diego Police Department (Information):

San Diego, California: A person with a knife was fatally shot by base personnel at Gate 5 Checkpoint to United States Marine Corps’ Recruit Depot on Friday, November 26th, 2021.

Pictures: NBC 7 San Diego and Fox 5 San Diego (Courtesy):

The incident occurred at around 11:50 a.m. PST when a vehicle attempted to enter the base checkpoint.

According to First Lt. Joshua Collins with the United States Marine Corps’ Recruit Depot, “Base personnel issued verbal commands to stop the vehicle at which point the individual exited their vehicle and approached with a knife and hostile intent. After several warnings the individual was shot by base personnel.”

Pictures: NBC 7 San Diego and Fox 5 San Diego (Courtesy):

Emergency services were called to the scene, including officers from the San Diego Police Department after receiving a call at around 12:08 p.m. PST for assistance.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene at around 12:16 p.m. PST, and the person has not been publicly identified.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and released the following statement, “Out of respect for the ongoing investigative process, at this time we are not able to provide additional details.”

The United States Marine Corps’ Recruit Depot is located just north of San Diego International Airport, and serves as a first training stop for enlisted recruits entering the United States Marine Corps on the west coast.

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